An Elegant and Moody Nordic Wedding Inspiration styled shoot

Today I am excited to share this elegant and moody Nordic Wedding Inspiration styled shoot with beautiful berry details and an air of understated glam.

Images were captured by Amanda Karen Photography with co-ordination by Charlotte Nichols Weddings and the creativity of a fabulous collaborative team.

Amanda says of the shoot…


The concept of this editorial shoot was moody Nordic Elegance.

We used minimal styling whilst still giving a nod to the venue’s Scandinavian heritage and décor as the focus for the shoot.

Our wintery colour palette included a rich ‘tawny port’, softer shades of grey and ‘almost mauve’ and then subtle touches of black and copper for that really understated glam feel.

Tablescape details include a wonderfully bare yet romantic table setting that featured unusual cut glass, black candles in marble and copper candlesticks, black cutlery and gorgeous soft grey linens by Cox & Cox and The Linen Works.

Jinny of Vine in the Wild was the perfect person to bring together our vision creating an array of gorgeous stationery is her modern and ethereal style.

Using a mixture of handmade cotton rag paper and vellum with gorgeous copper touches complimenting the gold ink for her calligraphy and copper leaf details to the edge of the paper.

Additionally he also created very striking place names made of real copper that sat well with all the other subtle copper detailing on the table.

To complete the table styling the glorious cake was created by Domino Purchas.

Striking florals really helped to bring the whole look together, and all the floral arrangements were created by the wonderful Catherine Short Floral Design.

She used flowers in rich burgundies, purples and reds to reflect the concept and season. She also used foliage in these tones, which, for her, really capture the essence of the changing of the seasons.

The flowers that made it into the flower palette included ranunculus, anemones, roses, astilbe, as well as more unusual elements to bring interest and texture such as viburnum berries, skimmia, crab apples, eucalyptus pods and dried grasses.

Catherine wanted to reflect the history of the venue, so used flowers one would usually associate with a luxurious English Country garden, but still with a nod to its Scandinavian history.

The clean lines of the stems sweeping out of the abundant arrangements was her interpretation of scandi minimalism. The use of ferns was also inspired by the Scandinavian landscape and the indigenous plants.

The rich colours in the bouquet and other florals were really complemented by a wonderful silk and velvet bouquet ribbon created by Silk and Purl.

She included silk in the deep burgundy, soft mauve and grey colours and then a wonderful strain of black velvet to give it that really on trend and modern luxe feel.

The combination of colours and textures helped to create the romantic yet unconventional feel.

Central to the Nordic Wedding Inspiration shoot was the contemporary bridal styling which featured gowns by the luxury bridal designer Charlie Brear.

For the wedding ceremony, our model bride first wore an on-trend bridal jumpsuit accessorised with a wool jacket for a more casual and cosy look.

Changing for the evening, and to compliment the shoots colour palette and modern, edgy feel, she wore a gorgeous copper satin long sleeved dress.

Gorgeous velvet embellished shoes by Jimmy Choo were included for an alternative bridal look and worked so well with the luxe winter vibes.

Alternatively with the copper dress, our model wore black party open toe heels to complement the look.

For our bridal hair and makeup team we had two beauty experts on board, Love Hair by Lou and Pipa Cross of Be You Weddings.

For the first look we went for a traditional bridal up do to really show off the beautiful neckline and low back of the gorgeous jumpsuit.

For the make-up we went with strong brows, flawless bare skin and a deep berry on the lips to really bring out the colours from the bouquet.

For extra glam we added two subtle jewel embellishments under the eyes, adding that slight magical feel.

Accessories came in the form of a wonderful hair piece and back necklace by Laura Rhodes.

To keep quite a minimal feel the Odessa hair piece sat underneath the messy top knot and the very dainty Rhoda necklace was worked in to really accentuate the deep v shape of the jumpsuit.

For look two, as the bride changed into her copper evening gown, her hair was styled to create a very soft, wavy and voluminous look.

Make Up was again flawless but this time with a slightly smokey eye in brown and coppery shades and then the lips left more neutral so as not to distract from the dress.

Accessories were a pair of very dainty drop chain earrings again by Laura Rhodes with a collection of gorgeous statement stone rings which our model wore in a stack.

Thanks so much to the team for sharing this amazing Nordic Wedding Inspiration and their amazing combined talents.

Shoot Vendors

Photography: Amanda Karen Photography | Planning / design and styling: Charlotte Nichols Weddings | Venue: The Harcourt | Floral design: Catherine Short Floral Design | Bouquet ribbons: Silk & Purl | Table linen: Cox & Cox and The Linen Works | Bridal designer: Charlie Brear | Bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridal accessories: Laura Rhodes | Stationery: Vine in the Wild | Cake: Domino Purchas | Hair: Love by Lou | Makeup: BeYou Weddings | Custom candles: Sweetness and Light | Model agency: Jodie from Ginger Snap Models


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